Price Chopper Supermarkets and Market 32 expand home delivery service powered by Instacart to Capital Region of New York

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper Supermarkets and Market 32 continue to grow their partnership with Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, by bringing same-day home delivery of groceries to Price Chopper/Market 32 customers throughout the Capital Region.

To place an order for delivery, customers simply go to shop.pricechopper.com or shop.market32.com. To encourage trial of the new service, Price Chopper/Market 32 is offering a $10 discount to new Instacart customers on their first order of $35 (or more) and waiving the delivery fee. The offer code for first time users is PCDELIVERS. The promotion is good through December 31, 2017.

Instacart’s business model raises the bar for online ordering and home delivery service to customers across Price Chopper/Market 32’s Capital Region footprint. The app efficiently connects an intuitive ordering process to a waiting shopper/driver to the assortment of fresh and high quality packaged products customers have come to expect from Price Chopper/Market 32 – at the same prices customers would find in the stores, including the vast majority of advertised sale prices. Instacart delivery fees vary based on the order size and desired delivery time. The specific delivery fee for each order will be displayed during checkout before the order is placed. For orders over $35, Instacart typically charges $5.99 for orders placed at least two hours in advance, and $7.99 for orders requested within one hour.

Instacart will replace the chain’s Shops4U service immediately in the Capital Region, though Shops4U will operate through Saturday, December 2 so to honor all orders that have already been placed. All Shops4U employees have been offered positions elsewhere within their Price Chopper/Market 32 store.

“We’re proud of the product mix and shopping experience we provide in our stores. And we’re thrilled to extend both beyond our four walls by adding the streamlined convenience of grocery delivery through Instacart. We know that our customers are busy and always looking for ways to save both time and money. Offering fresh produce, the best meats and grocery staples delivered right to the doorstep at a good value is yet another way that we can serve our customers,” said Glen Bradley, Price Chopper/Market 32’s group vice president of marketing.

“Instacart’s success hinges on our ability to offer customers same-day delivery from the stores they love within their own communities,” said Andrew Nodes, Vice President, Retail Accounts for Instacart. “We are proud to partner with Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets to give customers a convenient, time-saving option to get the products they’ve come to rely on from this beloved brand.”

Price Chopper/Market 32 introduced Instacart earlier this month in Binghamton, Endicott, Chenango, Syracuse NY Hartford, CT and Central MA.

About The Golub Corporation:
Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 134 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 20,000 teammates collectively own more than 44% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

About Instacart
Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use the Instacart website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores and Instacart connects them with shoppers who hand pick the items and deliver them straight to their door. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 160 markets and partnered with retailers across North America, including popular national chains as well as local, regional grocers. By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the most trusted grocery brands. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as
little as one hour. First delivery is free at www.instacart.com.

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jon Pierce
Pierce Communications
518.221.1186 (cell)

Source: Price Chopper

Price Chopper/Market 32 and NewsChannel 13 celebrate successful Your Help Counts campaign for Hurricane Relief

CAPTION: (From L. to R.): Mona Golub, Price Chopper/Market 32’s vice president of public relations and consumer services, Gary Striar, chief executive officer for the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region and Steve Baboulis, vice president and general manager of WNYT News Channel 13 celebrate the successful Your Help Counts campaign for Hurricane Relief.

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2017-Nov-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the month of September, customers at Price Chopper/Market 32 stores were invited to support the American Red Cross through the Your Help Counts campaign for Hurricane Relief. NewsChannel 13 joined the effort as a media partner to help raise awareness of the unprecedented destruction and cleanup efforts needed as a result of one of the most active hurricane seasons on record.

Today, Price Chopper/Market 32 presented a check for $168,290 to the Red Cross, representing $158,290 raised by teammates and customers and a $10,000 match from Price Chopper/Market 32.

“Watching the news coverage of these unrelenting storms was horrifying. When we started this campaign it was in response to Harvey, but then Irma came along, quickly followed by Maria! So many of our customers and teammates answered the call to help sustain these communities as they begin to rebuild,” said Mona Golub, Price Chopper/Market 32’s vice president of public relations and consumer services. “We are proud of our longstanding partnership with WNYT NewsChannel 13 and the Red Cross to raise awareness and offer a trusted channel through which funds are raised to help the victims of natural disaster.”

“Over the last ten weeks, Red Cross volunteers and partners have sheltered, fed, and comforted hundreds of thousands of people impacted by hurricanes. In fact, we provided more overnight shelter stays during this hurricane season than in the last five years combined,” said Gary Striar, chief executive officer for the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region. “Disaster responses of this magnitude require tremendous support, and would not be possible without generous donors. As always, Price Chopper/Market 32, their customers and teammates, and our partners at NewsChannel 13 stepped up to help when it was needed most. We are grateful for this gift as our work in hurricane ravaged communities continues.”

“We at WNYT NewsChannel 13 were proud to partner with Price Chopper and the American Red Cross on the Hurricane Relief campaign in September,” said Vice President & General Manager Steve Baboulis. “We truly appreciate what the Red Cross does to support families and bring volunteers together to help communities that have been affected by natural disasters. And of course, we are always happy to partner with our good friends at Price Chopper on community service efforts like this one.”

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About The Golub Corporation:
Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 20,000 teammates collectively own more than 44% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org

Contact:
Jonathan M. Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518-427-1186

Kimmy Venter
American Red Cross Eastern New York Region
518-410-0481

SOURCE: The Golub Corporation

Price Chopper and Market 32 host 9th annual Build-A-Bouquet for Mother’s Day event on Saturday, May 13

Schenectady, NY, 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Young shoppers will have the opportunity to put together a special gift for Mom at Price Chopper and Market 32’s 9th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity on Saturday, May 13 (the day before Mother’s Day) from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and on Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day) from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

“Kids take such pride in adding their own creative touches to a gift. Build-A-Bouquet for Mother’s Day provides our youngest shoppers with the opportunity to design their own unique floral arrangement with beautiful blossoms, colorful tissue paper and ribbons, and a card that reflects their individual personality,” said Mona Golub, the company’s vice president of public relations and consumer services and a mother, herself. “Truly, it’s the perfect gift for every Mom!”

Children 12 and younger will be able to select three bunches of flowers, from a selection of alstromeria, poms, mini carnations, carnations, snapdragons, matsumoto, cremons, spiders, sunflowers, stock, baby’s breath, limonium, statice and asters. Once the bouquet is assembled, the flowers will be wrapped in tissue, tied with ribbon and personalized with a specially-designed card for Mom. The cost to build a bouquet is $5 plus tax.

Due to popular demand, Build-A-Bouquet stations will be set up at all Price Chopper and Market 32 locations that feature full-service floral departments (only a few exceptions).

About The Golub Corporation:

Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 20,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518-379-1480

Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518-427-1186

Source: Price Chopper

Price Chopper and Market 32 kick off 2016 Check Out Hunger campaign and Holiday Toy Drive

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32’s Check Out Hunger, a campaign that raises dollars and food donations for regional food banks and their affiliated kitchens and pantries and the annual Holiday Toy Drive kicked off this past weekend and will run for four weeks through Saturday, December 10.

“Price Chopper and Market 32 are proud to organize and host these important campaigns in our stores and we’re thankful for the collective generosity and support of our teammates, customers and community partners,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Check Out Hunger and the Holiday Toy Drive help us raise awareness and resources for our neighbors who may need a little help getting through the end of the year.”

Check Out Hunger gives shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their grocery bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and to purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.

The annual Holiday Toy Drive, in partnership with The Salvation Army, offers toy collection sites at every Price Chopper and Market 32 throughout the six-state service area, with the goal of distributing the toys to children in need within the communities where the toys were donated.

Price Chopper and Market 32 will match donations for both campaigns of up to $5,000.

Last year’s campaigns raised more than $42,000 and 26 tons of food that were distributed to a dozen area food banks and more than 3,000 toys that were distributed locally.

Both Check Out Hunger and the Holiday Toy Drive are annual giving programs that are available at all 135 Price Choppers and Market 32s throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, NY, PA and VT.)

About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

Source: Price Chopper

Price Chopper and Market 32 launch new Pharmacy App to help customers manage prescriptions

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32 have introduced a new mobile app in partnership with mscripts to help customers manage prescriptions on the go.

The Price Chopper Pharmacy App is an easy-to-use web health management resource that provides medication refill reminders, allows for prescription orders, access to medication records, and more.

The Price Chopper Pharmacy App is an easy-to-use web health management resource that provides medication refill reminders, allows for prescription orders, access to medication records, and more.

The app allows Price Chopper and Market 32 pharmacy patients to manage their prescriptions through twoway interactive SMS messaging and mobile apps.

The Price Chopper Pharmacy App features:
• Prescriptions: order refill by prescription number or scanned image, receive status updates, and access prescription history
• Family Accounts: manage family member’s prescriptions from a single account
• Pharmacy Locator: receive driving directions, store hours,and a list of available services at the nearest Price Chopper or Market 32 Pharmacy
• My Doctors: store information about doctor(s) in one convenient location

“Price Chopper/Market 32 and their pharmacies play an important role in the communities they serve,” said Jason Gasper, senior vice president at mscripts. “Together, mscripts and Price Chopper/Market 32 are proud to deliver an evolving set of tools for patients to better manage their health. With this new app and text messaging service, patients can now quickly refill and stay on top of their medication regimen.”

The new pharmacy app is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play, search Price Chopper Pharmacy.

About The Golub Corporation

Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 21,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

About mscripts

mscripts delivers patient adherence and engagement solutions through their innovative, easy-to-use mobile and web health management platform. The mscripts’ platform serves millions of patients spanning national, regional and specialty pharmacies along with hospital out-patient systems. Pharmacy patients manage their prescriptions and health on their mobile phones through two-way interactive SMS messaging and branded mobile applications, making refilling convenient and remembering to take medications easy. mscripts improves adherence by improving refill rates, providing education and health information, and applying advanced analytics to better understand patient behavior. Learn more at www.mscripts.com.

Contact:
Kathy Bryant
Price Chopper
518.379.1122

Jonathan Pierce
APR Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

Source:  Price Chopper

Price Chopper and Market 32 customers raise $23,679 during fundraising campaign for United Way

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32 customers and teammates from throughout the company’s six state footprint helped raise $23,679 during the month-long fundraising campaign for United Way, a national organization with local offices that identify and work to make measurable changes in communities in the areas of education, income, and health. This effort supplements the chain’s annual internal, company-supported campaign to raise funds for the United Way.

“United Way helps communities meet basic needs through programs and services that bolster everything from financial literacy and health care to education and job skill development, and by connecting volunteers with worthwhile causes,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “The proceeds from this campaign will stay in the local communities where they were raised to support the great work that United Way continues to do for our neighbors.”

Local United Ways work with partners to identify community strengths and needs, coordinate community wide volunteer efforts, provide support for service programs and community efforts, and advocate for changes to public policy. Common themes are helping children and youth, strengthening and supporting families, improving access to health care, promoting financial stability. For more information, visit http://www.unitedway.org/

About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jonathan Pierce
APR Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

Source: Price Chopper

Market 32 opens new store in Oxford, Connecticut

OXFORD, CT, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The Golub Corporation cut the ribbon on its first “ground up” Market 32 in the State of Connecticut today in Oxford, giving local residents the opportunity to experience the chain’s contemporary new supermarket concept. Located at 300 Oxford Rd., the new Market 32 is the anchor of the long anticipated Quarry Walk.

Golub Corporation Executive Chairman Neil Golub, Vice Chairman Jerry Golub, President & CEO Scott Grimmett, Store Manager Guido Martini and other company officials were joined by State Representative David Labriola, State Senator Rob Kane, Town Economic Development Commission Director Andrew McGeever, Economic Development Chair Ed Carver, Planning & Zoning Commission Chair Arnie Jensen, First Selectman George Temple and other elected officials and civic leaders along with Tom Haynes and the team from Haynes Development and hundreds of local residents for an official ribbon cutting ceremony. The flag was raised by members of the American Legion Post #174.

A catered ‘preview party’ held the night before drew several hundred people to the store and raised thousands of dollars for the Oxford High School Booster Club, Oxford Pop Warner Football and Cheer, and the Seymour Oxford Food Bank Inc. All proceeds collected at the door were matched by Market 32 and Haynes Development.

“Market 32 is a contemporary food-focused concept store that wholly reflects what our customers have told us they want in a modern and convenient shopping experience,” said Scott Grimmett, Price Chopper President & CEO.

This is the 10th Market 32 to open since the company announced its plans to develop the new brand across the majority of its 135 stores over the next decade. To date, eight of the company’s Price Chopper stores have been converted to Market 32 (including the Torrington, CT. store), while two have been built from the ground-up – in Sutton, MA (opened in October 2015) and Oxford, CT. Several conversions are currently underway across the chain’s six state footprint, while another new store, is being built from the ground up in Ft. Edward, NY, and is expected to open before the end of the year.

The look and feel of Market 32 is distinctively more modern than Price Chopper, though many of the differences are subtle. Marked by open space, a décor filled with soft earth tones and product focused displays, murals and lighting, the brand emphasizes convenient, ready-to-eat foods, fresh, handcrafted, and locally grown, produced and manufactured products, and intuitive product/department adjacencies (e.g. greeting cards next to the floral department).

“Our Oxford Market 32 is a grocery store for this and future generations. While maintaining our focus on quality and value, we’ve added a host of wonderful signature items throughout the store, plus modern conveniences like customized prepared foods, a patisserie/café equipped with wi-fi, a drive-thru pharmacy, , a Chef’s Table offering food demonstrations and sampling, and a new higher standard of service,” said Grimmett.

The more than 54,000 square foot store employs 200 full and part-time teammates. Some of the features of the new Oxford Market 32 include:

• A Full Service Pharmacy, with a separate entrance as well as a convenient drive-through, is a complete health and wellness destination for the community. Pharmacists can answer health and medication related questions in private patient consultation rooms and administer flu and other preventative shots. Most insurance plans are accepted and Market 32 makes it easy to transfer prescriptions. Market 32’s award-winning Diabetes AdvantEdge program offers p. 3 customers free diabetes medications and supplies while the RxAdvantEdge Plan offers discounts on medications. And an onsite blood pressure kiosk is available to customers, as are personal SmartCards, to help those who are interested in tracking their results and sharing them with a Health Care Provider.

• A Center Store (Grocery and General Merchandise) department featuring: the rollout of PICS – Market 32’s exclusive line of high quality, value-priced products; a customizable ‘pick 24’ on single serve Price Chopper brand coffee pods; an expanded Craft Beer section with a large variety of local CT favorites; expanded variety in popular categories like pasta, sauce, spices, oils and grains; locally sourced products (both dry packaged and dairy); natural and organic offerings integrated into their relative categories; an expansive gluten-free section; a kitchen shop, containing upscale Cuisinart appliances, Rachel Ray cooking accessories, Core bamboo gadgets and T-Fal cookware and accessories.

• A full service, Fresh Meat Department offers an extensive variety of high quality Certified Angus Beef steaks and roasts, including specialty restaurant cuts such as the Tomahawk Rib Steak and Bone-In Filet. Case ready variety includes an exclusive on Chiappetti 100% Grass Fed/Grass Finished Antibiotic Free beef and all natural and hormone free lamb and veal. Convenient, value added meats include panko-encrusted cutlets, stuffed chops with all natural no water/no salt added, and the free seasoning and/or marinating of USDA Grade A Chicken and Pork products by our in-store expert butchers.

• A wide ranging, colorful and Fresh Produce Department with mountains of heirloom tomatoes, fresh bunches of herbs and a wide variety of mushrooms and peppers. Market 32 is dedicated to finding local providers for produce (as possible, given growing seasons) and is committed to an expanded assortment of organic produce. Additionally, customers will find an assortment of prepared, ready-to-cook and grab-n-go fruit and vegetables.

• The Fresh and Healthy Seafood Department offers the most extensive assortment of salmon variety available in a retail supermarket, including wild caught, farm raised, delectable Scottish, cedar planked, marinated portions, stuffed pinwheels, and even a pulled BBQ offering – all in all, more than three dozen varieties of salmon from which to choose. The extensive fin fish selection includes sea bass, halibut portions, tilapia, haddock, and numerous varieties of shellfish including lobster, clams, shrimp and crab. Fresh seafood selections fried or steamed to order, with classic sides such as cole slaw and French fries, top a menu of full prepared meals, while selections dredged in free seasoning rubs, or those which have been breaded or stuffed offer simple, ready to cook solutions.

• A Fresh Deli Department featuring quality sliced meats and cheeses that help to create healthy meal solutions, such as those from McKenzie Natural Artisan Deli, whose turkeys and hams are sourced from local family farms, contain no antibiotics, no growth hormones and no nitrates.

• An expanded Specialty Cheese Department featuring Market 32’s signature Cheese Shop with more than 300 varieties of unique cheeses including several savory and sweet Brie Tortes made fresh, in-store. Our knowledgeable cheese mongers are there to help you sample and select the right cheese every time, whether for entertaining or snacking.

• Convenient, Delicious and Healthy Prepared Foods throughout the store so shoppers can bring home full meals or supplement meals without sacrificing freshness or value. Offerings include a full-service Starbucks; a made to order salad station where shoppers can customize their salad; p. 4 classic NYC-style deli sandwiches; fresh-baked Corner to Corner and Tavoletta pizzas; a variety of hot and cold soups; an in-store smoker that slow cooks ribs, brisket, chicken and pulled pork with Market 32’s signature rub; sushi and Aburi (toasted sushi) made fresh in-store; Grab & Go and heat & eat meals; and, a unique Chef’s Case which offers entrees and sides, giving shoppers the opportunity to customize their meal combinations.

• A colorful and aromatic Floral Department to brighten any room or occasion greets Market 32 shoppers as they enter the store. As the largest florist in the Northeast, Market 32 has a wide array of assorted fresh flowers and plants. With custom design services, Market 32 floral experts can help customers design the perfect flowers for all of life’s occasions.

• A warm and inviting Bakery Department provides delicious store-made breads and desserts, including three varieties of freshly baked focaccia breads, signature Vienna Breads and decadent individual deserts such as fruit tarts and cupcakes as well as dessert and special occasion cakes.

Throughout Market 32, customers will notice a commitment to supporting local manufacturers and growers, sourcing authentic imports and expanding varieties of gluten-free, organic, and natural products. Unique destination displays explode with a wide variety of popular categories such as pasta & sauce, rice & grains, oils & vinegars and spices, adding ideas and excitement to the shopping experience.

“This Market 32 reflects the newest and best ideas that we’ve gotten from our customers. We’re very proud of this store and pleased to be a part of this community,” said Grimmett.

About The Golub Corporation:

Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 20,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee owned. For additional information, visit www.market32.com

Contact:
Jonathan M. Pierce,APR
Pierce Communications
518-221-1186 (cell)
jon@albanypr.com

Mona Golub
The Golub Corporation/Market 32
518-379-1480

Source: MARKET-32

Price Chopper and Market 32 commit to reach 100 percent cage-free egg offering by 2025

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2016-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of the company’s continued commitment to sustainability and animal welfare, Price Chopper and Market 32 announced today that it will work with its suppliers to reach a 100 percent cage-free egg offering by 2025 – reflecting the phase-in time necessary to achieve a cage-free landscape that can meet consumer demand.

As sustainability, animal husbandry and animal welfare best practices influence food system innovation, consumer feedback, regulatory issues, and animal advocacy help to thoughtfully shape the purchasing policies of major food service and supermarket retailers.

“By virtue of our commitment to animal welfare, we are active participants in varied dialogue – with our customers, industry experts, and animal advocates – that influences the policy-setting process, as it makes for a more humane food system,” said Mona Golub, VP Public Relations & Consumer Services for the progressive chain with 135 store in six Northeastern states.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, the 2025 timeframe allows for the cage-free transition to be made in an economically sustainable manner, giving clarity to the future for all key stakeholders, while allowing ample time for the renovation of existing chicken houses away from cages, their replacement with cage-free equipment, and the construction of new cage-free barns.

The premise of a cage-free future relies on retail support for the U.S. egg industry in its conversion to modern cage-free housing systems. This innovation will maintain the production of commercially viable eggs, while allowing chickens to engage in natural behaviors – such as dust bathing, perching, scratching, laying eggs in a nest, and running around – that ensure as humane an environment as possible. Post-conversion, the cost of (cage-free) eggs is expected to be comparable to that which it is replacing.

Currently, nine percent of the eggs that Price Chopper and Market 32 sell are cage free. The chain’s Own Brand, known as PICS, features Large White cage-free, Extra Large Brown cage-free and Jumbo Brown cage-free dozens and a Large Brown 18pk.

“Our customers continue to drive our decision-making process when it comes to sourcing product. Their interest in knowing how and from where their food was sourced is growing, and therefore remains a top priority for us, relative to procurement, supply chain and corporate social responsibility,” added Golub.

Price Chopper’s and Market 32’s commitment was solicited by the Humane Society of the United States. “We’re appreciative of Price Chopper’s and Market 32’s commitment to a 100% cage-free offering,” said Josh Balk, senior director of food policy for the Humane Society of the United States. “Because of the thoughtful innovation being driven by the company’s senior leadership, many animals will have a much better life and consumers can build even further trust in a grocer intent on aligning the public’s concern for animal welfare with its purchasing policy.”

About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 21,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480
or
Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.221.1186 (cell)

2016 Price Chopper and Market 32 Bags2Riches contest awards grand prize of $250,000 to Fairfield, Vermont’s Linda Menard

St. Albans, VT, 2016-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Today, the grand prize of $250,000 in the 2016 Price Chopper and Market 32 Bags2Riches contest was awarded to Fairfield, Vermont’s Linda Menard. A small reception was held in her honor at the Price Chopper at 170 Swanton Road/Route 7 in St. Albans, where she does her regular shopping.

Menard’s winning ticket was one of her PIN entries that was drawn from the “Collect to Win Second Chance drawing” component. When asked about her plans for the winnings, Menard said that she will be able to go ahead with a costly surgery and that she is looking into planning a family vacation.

“Congratulations to Linda! We’re so excited that the Bags2Riches grand prize was won by a loyal Price Chopper shopper who can use some of the proceeds to improve her health and quality of life!” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Many are doubtful that real people win this sort of contest, but we’ve had winners of significant prizes in each of the six states in which we operate. Bags2Riches has been a fantastic promotion, both for us and for the nearly 900,000 of our customers who participated and won prizes.”

The Bags2Riches Giveaway ran from January 10 through March 19, 2016. For every $25 spent using an AdvantEdge card at any of the 135 Price Chopper and Market 32’s located throughout the northeast, shoppers received one game ticket. There were three ways to win — the first, one in every three tickets was an instant winner and revealed a free food prize, a discount, gift card prizes, $1,000 cash prizes or $10,000 cash prizes; the second, some tickets revealed a special PIN that could be registered online to win Price Chopper and Market 32 gift cards, free groceries for a year, free gas for a year, cash prizes and more; and the third way to win was to collect related stickers within a specific category.

More than 850,000 Instant Win game tickets were redeemed by customers and more than 2.7 million PINs were entered online. Prizes that were awarded include three $10,000 instant cash prizes, two $20,000 Shopping Sprees, two 2016 Ford Escapes, more than 50 $1,000 instant cash prizes, FREE groceries for a year, FREE gas for a year, hundreds of $50 Price Chopper gift cards, dozens of FREE Redbox for a year, and dozens of $500 Amazon gift cards.

About The Golub Corporation
Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 21,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:

Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518-379-1480

Jon Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518-427-1186

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Grand Prize Winner Linda Menard (white floral top) celebrates with (from left to right): Mona Golub, Golub VP of Public Relations & Consumer Services, Glen Bradley, Golub VP of Marketing Analytics, Kevin Moore, Golub Zone Director, Kelly Greene, St. Albans Price Chopper Co-Manager and Bob Hewitt, Golub Region VP.

Grand Prize Winner Linda Menard (white floral top) celebrates with (from left to right): Mona Golub, Golub VP of
Public Relations & Consumer Services, Glen Bradley, Golub VP of Marketing Analytics, Kevin Moore, Golub Zone Director,
Kelly Greene, St. Albans Price Chopper Co-Manager and Bob Hewitt, Golub Region VP.

 

 

Price Chopper Supermarkets and Market 32 launch new signature line of store brand products, PICS by Price Chopper

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2016-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Introducing PICS by Price Chopper – a new signature line of store brand products that offer high quality and premium value — available exclusively at Price Chopper Supermarkets and Market 32.

Sporting a contemporary, food-focused package design that is aligned with the company’s new (contemporary food-focused) Market 32 brand, PICS products will gradually replace nearly 2,000 Price Chopper brand favorites that customers have come to enjoy, while adding some trendy new items, such as Maple-Cinnamon Popcorn, Birthday Cake and Chocolate Caramel Twist ice cream, and nutritionally-rich Best Eggs.

The packaging transition from Price Chopper to PICS, which began in February, is expected to take nearly two years to complete. With transitional plans in place to ensure compliance with the new GMO labeling law in the state of Vermont, all PICS labels to be distributed throughout Price Chopper and Market 32’s six state footprint will include confirmation of genetically engineered ingredients, if applicable.

“The trust that our customers have in the high quality and exceptional value of our ‘own brand’ products equates to a significant portion of our business and was the impetus behind our investment in PICS. We remain committed to satisfying their high expectations with products worthy of our ‘quality and value’ seal, while updating the visual expression of our brand to ensure relevance and differentiation in today’s contemporary world,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services for Price Chopper and Market 32.

The PICS moniker was coined to convey that the products are “hand-picked” to provide customers with national brand equivalent quality or better at a significant value.

Most PICS brand items will be sourced from the same suppliers and to the same specifications as Price Chopper brand products, while select others, like PICS ice creams and refrigerated ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls reflect new sources of supply that the chain’s category experts selected to provide even higher quality at the same or a lower cost. Pricing on the new PICS line will remain consistent with current store brand products.

About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 21,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:

Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jonathan Pierce
APR Pierce Communications
518.221.1186 (cell)

SOURCE: Price Chopper

 

26 tons of food and $42,000 raised by Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2015 Check Out Hunger campaign for food banks and pantries in Conn., Mass., NH, NY, PA and Vt.

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2015 Check Out Hunger campaign raised more than $42,000 and 26 tons of food for 15 local food banks and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

“Hunger is a year-round issue for so many in our communities. The start of the year is a tough time for food pantries that worked so hard to provide for those in need throughout the holiday season,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Our annual Check Out Hunger campaign helps to raise funds, food and awareness and our teammates and customers continue to generously answer the call to contribute and help their neighbors.”

From mid-November to mid-December, Check Out Hunger gave shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and/or purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.

The donations of cases of food and checks are being delivered to and picked up by area food banks/pantries, including: the Food Bank of Central New York (Syracuse, NY); the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Cornwall on Hudson, NY); the Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, NY); the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York (Latham, NY); the Connecticut Food Bank (East Haven, CT); Foodshare (Bloomfield, CT); the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (Hatfield, MA); the Hopkinton Food Pantry (Hopkinton, MA); the Marlborough Community Cupboard (Marlborough, MA); the Sutton Food Pantry (Sutton, MA); the Worcester County Food Bank (Shrewsbury, MA); the New Hampshire Food Bank (Manchester, NH); the H&J Weinberg Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre, PA); the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA (Allentown, PA); and the Vermont Foodbank (Brattleboro, VT).

Check Out Hunger is an annual giving program and was available at all 136 Price Choppers throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, PA and VT.)

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About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2015 Check Out Hunger campaign donated $12,180 and 15,313 pounds of food to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York received the proceeds from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2015 Check Out Hunger campaign, which included a donation of $12,180 and 15,313 pounds of food. Check Out Hunger raised more than $42,000 and more than 26 tons of food for 15 local food banks and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

d program called Produce for Kids. This campaign raised funds for local Feeding America food bank programs and helped spread the word on Price Chopper’s in-store and online meal solutions, recipes, and tips for families looking to embrace healthier eating habits. Throughout the years, Produce for Kids, Price Chopper and participating fruit and vegetable companies have raised more than $165,000.

From mid-November to mid-December, Check Out Hunger gave shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and/or purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.

“Hunger is a year-round issue for so many in our communities. The start of the year is a tough time for food pantries that worked so hard to provide for those in need throughout the holiday season,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Our annual Check Out Hunger campaign helps to raise funds, food and awareness and our teammates and customers continue to generously answer the call to contribute and help their neighbors.”

Check Out Hunger is an annual giving program and was available at all 136 Price Choppers throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, PA and VT.) Other area food banks/pantries that received donations included the Food Bank of Central New York (Syracuse, NY); Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Cornwall on Hudson, NY); the Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, NY); the Connecticut Food Bank (East Haven, CT); Foodshare (Bloomfield, CT); the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (Hatfield, MA); the Hopkinton Food Pantry (Hopkinton, MA); the Marlborough Community Cupboard (Marlborough, MA); the Sutton Food Pantry (Sutton, MA); the Worcester County Food Bank (Shrewsbury, MA); the New Hampshire Food Bank (Manchester, NH); the H&J Weinberg Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre, PA); the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA (Allentown, PA); and the Vermont Foodbank (Brattleboro, VT).

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About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Ashley Lonardelli
Price Chopper
518.379.1983

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Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2015 Check Out Hunger campaign donated $14,560 and 7,659 pounds of food to Food Bank of Central New York

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Food Bank of Central New York received the proceeds from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2015 Check Out Hunger campaign, which included a donation of $14,560 and 7,659 pounds of food. Check Out Hunger raised more than $42,000 and more than 26 tons of food for 15 local food banks and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

“Check Out Hunger is a critical campaign to help raise funds and awareness that hunger exists in our local communities,” said Kathleen Stress, executive director of the Food bank of Central New York. “Price Chopper has a mission to promote health and wellness so pleased that they partner with us each year to help us meet our goal.”

In addition, $1,159.88 was raised for the Food Bank of Central New York as part of a month-long healthy eating-focused program called Produce for Kids. This campaign raised funds for local Feeding America food bank programs and helped spread the word on Price Chopper’s in-store and online meal solutions, recipes, and tips for families looking to embrace healthier eating habits. Throughout the years, Produce for Kids, Price Chopper and participating fruit and vegetable companies have raised more than $165,000.

From mid-November to mid-December, Check Out Hunger gave shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and/or purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.

“Hunger is a year-round issue for so many in our communities. The start of the year is a tough time for food pantries that worked so hard to provide for those in need throughout the holiday season,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Our annual Check Out Hunger campaign helps to raise funds, food and awareness and our teammates and customers continue to generously answer the call to contribute and help their neighbors.”

Check Out Hunger is an annual giving program and was available at all 136 Price Choppers throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, PA and VT.) Other area food banks/pantries that received donations included the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Cornwall on Hudson, NY); the Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, NY); the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York (Latham, NY); the Connecticut Food Bank (East Haven, CT); Foodshare (Bloomfield, CT); the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (Hatfield, MA); the Hopkinton Food Pantry (Hopkinton, MA); the Marlborough Community Cupboard (Marlborough, MA); the Sutton Food Pantry (Sutton, MA); the Worcester County Food Bank (Shrewsbury, MA); the New Hampshire Food Bank (Manchester, NH); the H&J Weinberg Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre, PA); the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA (Allentown, PA); and the Vermont Foodbank (Brattleboro, VT).

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About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Ashley Lonardelli
Price Chopper
518.379.1983
or
Lynn Hy
Food Bank of Central New York
lhy@foodbackcny.org
315.437.1899 x247

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Price Chopper and Market 32’s placed 5th nationwide in Commercial Carrier Journal’s annual “Flashiest Fleets” contest

Schenectady, NY, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32’s freight fleet continues to turn heads and recently placed 5th nationwide in the Successful Concept category in Commercial Carrier Journal’s annual “Flashiest Fleets” contest.

The series of trailer graphics features colorful close-up images of fresh fruits and vegetables with the tag line, “The Farm Just Got Closer.”

“Price Chopper’s bright trailers are tremendously eye-catching. Each display s simple, yet clear message about the quality of the grocer’s foods,” said Lucas Deal, truck parts and service editor for Commercial Carrier Journal. “They are great examples of how to use equipment as rolling billboards!”

The Price Chopper and Market 32 artwork was one of 30 campaigns that were nominated for the contest, which ran for two weeks in December. Winners were decided by popular vote by the readership of Commercial Carrier Journal.

Commercial Carrier Journal is a multi-channel publication that reaches close to 100,000 subscribers within the freight transport business.

About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480
or
Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

 

SOURCE: Price Chopper

Price Chopper store in Guilderland, NY to be converted into Market 32

Unique Layout Will Require Store to be Closed During Construction

Schenectady, NY, 2016-1-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Golub Corporation, parent company of Price Chopper, Market Bistro and Market 32, today announced its newest project to convert the Price Chopper store located in the Hamilton Square shopping plaza at the corners of Routes 20 and 155 in Guilderland, NY (the former 20 Mall Plaza) into a Market 32.

Construction is slated to begin the evening of January 23 and last until Spring of 2016. During the construction period, the store will be closed to enable a more efficient construction project. Customers are encouraged to shop at the other Guilderland Price Chopper located at the corner of Western Avenue and Johnson Road (approximately two miles away) or the Colonie Price Chopper on Central Avenue (less than four miles away).

“Given the unique configuration of this store, which is very long and narrow, it’s not practical for us to keep it open during the conversion,” said Mona Golub, VP Public Relations & Consumer Services for the homegrown chain. “So, we will temporarily close the store beginning at 6:00PM on January 23 to accommodate an accelerated construction schedule that will deliver a new Market 32 to our customers by early spring.”

All current teammates have been offered temporary positions at other local Price Chopper/Market 32 stores during the conversion of this store.

The look and feel of Market 32 is distinctively more modern than Price Chopper, though many of the differences are subtle. Marked by open space, a décor filled with soft earth tones and product-focused displays, murals and lighting, the brand emphasizes convenience, ready-to-eat foods, fresh, handcrafted, and locally grown, produced and manufactured products, and intuitive product/department adjacencies (e.g. greeting cards next to the floral department).

Work is already underway on the conversion to Market 32 of another Capital Region Price Chopper at Hudson Valley Plaza in Troy, NY (79 Vandenburg Place) as well as at a store in Torrington, CT.

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About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480
or
Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

Price Chopper and Market 32’s Check Out Hunger campaign and Holiday Toy Drive kicked off and will run until December 12

Schenectady, NY, 2015-11-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32’s Check Out Hunger, a campaign that raises dollars and food donations for designated food banks and their affiliated kitchens and pantries and the annual Holiday Toy Drive kicked off this past weekend and will run for four weeks through Saturday, December 12.

Check Out Hunger gives shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their grocery bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and to purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.

The annual Holiday Toy Drive, in partnership with The Salvation Army, offers toy collection sites at every Price Chopper and Market 32 throughout the six-state service area, with the goal of distributing the toys to children in need within the communities where the toys were donated. In addition to the toy drive, the Golub Foundation will make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York for each toy donated.

“Check Out Hunger and the Holiday Toy Drive help us raise awareness about and funds and food for those of our neighbors who may need a little help to get through the end of the year,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Price Chopper, Market 32, and the Golub Foundation are proud to lend the accessibility of our stores and are thankful for the collective generosity of our teammates, shoppers and partners for their support of these annual efforts.”

Last year’s campaigns raised more than $47,000 and 29 tons of food that were distributed to a dozen area food banks and more than 2,600 toys that were distributed locally.

Both Check Out Hunger and the Holiday Toy Drive are annual giving programs that are available at all 136 Price Choppers and Market 32s throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, NY, PA and VT.)

About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480
or
Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

The Golub Corporation announces the appointment of Scott Grimmett as its new President and Chief Operating Officer

Schenectady, NY, 2015-7-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Golub Corporation, parent company of Price Chopper Supermarkets, Market 32 and Market Bistro is pleased to announce that Scott Grimmett has been named President, Chief Operating Officer (COO) – the first non-Golub in the company’s history to hold the title.

Grimmett will continue to report to Jerry Golub, who will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Neil Golub remains Executive Chairman of the Board.

Grimmett joined Price Chopper as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2012, bringing with him 37 years of experience at Safeway, the last nine of which were spent serving as President of that chain’s 143-store Denver division.

“We knew that Scott had the skills to help propel our company forward in an increasingly competitive marketplace and challenging economy,” said Jerry Golub, CEO. “He is an innovative and strategic leader with a customer-centric focus and deep understanding of how to make the shopping experience a true differentiator. He has made a tremendous contribution to the evolution of our brand over the last three years.”

“Scott’s strategic vision has guided the creation of our new brand architecture, which serves as the foundation for our next generation of stores and our transformation to Market 32. And his leadership in implementing and communicating what defines our new brand is helping us to deliver the multi-faceted, progressive shopping experience that the customers of today and tomorrow are seeking,” said Neil Golub, Executive Chairman of the Board. “We are so pleased to value his contributions to our company by further recognizing the integral role that he plays.”

About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518-379-1480

Jon Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518-221-1186

Price Chopper: The Golub Corporation to modernize Market 32 stores following the launch of its new banner

‘Market 32’ Will Modernize and Enhance the Shopping Experience

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2014-11-12— /EPR Retail News/ — The Golub Corporation today unveiled a new banner for its stores – Market 32 – and promised the new brand would change food shopping for its customers by modernizing its stores and offering new services and products. Market 32 stores will begin rolling out across the chain’s six-state footprint this spring.

“Market 32 represents the next leap forward for our company. We have evolved from the Public Service Market to Central Market to Price Chopper by responding to customers’ changing needs over time and Market 32 is the next natural progression for us,” said Neil Golub, Price Chopper’s executive chairman of the board. “Early learnings gleaned from our Market Bistro concept store have put our next generation in an excellent position to make this move today.”

Initially, three Price Chopper stores are being converted into Market 32 stores: Shopper’s World in Clifton Park, N.Y.; Wilton, N.Y.; and Pittsfield, Mass. The first “ground up” Market 32 will be built in Sutton, Mass. beginning on November 12, 2014. A second wave of conversions will begin over the next 18 months and encompass another 10 to 15 stores. More than half of the 135-store chain will be converted within five years. In total, the investment in this phase of the evolution will be more than $300 million.

“Market 32 combines what we are hearing from our customers and what we are learning at Market Bistro with some of the best thinking in the retail industry, and will focus on delivering a distinctively different shopping experience to our customers. Our stores will meet customers’ needs today and for decades to come. Most importantly, though, we will continue to offer great value for great food and service,” said Jerel Golub, Price Chopper’s president and CEO.

The new stores will have expanded food service options, an enhanced product mix and a re-emphasis on customer service. More details about the many differences in the new concept will be unveiled in the coming months as store conversions begin.

Key elements of the savings platform currently in Price Chopper stores will be incorporated into Market 32, such as Price Chopper brand products, AdvantEdge card savings, weekly features and special promotions, the Fuel AdvantEdge program, double coupons and e-coupons.

“This is not merely about beautifying our Price Chopper stores. It is a complete refocus of our company on the core values that our customers are looking for in a store. We will be re-engineering nearly every facet of the store, beginning with the name but extending into our marketing, product selection, services offered and customer focus,” said Jerry Golub. “Our investment in this transformation reflects not only the position of strength from which we take this calculated risk, but our determination to set a new and higher more customer-focused standard that will engage and inspire shoppers for decades to come.”

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About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 134 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
The Golub Corporation
518-379-1480
Jonathan M. Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518-221-1186
jon@albanypr.com